Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe: Chapter 1
Flash, Dale, and Zarkov return to Planet Mongo to find an antidote for the Purple Death.
Run time 18:26Production Company Universal PicturesAudio/Visual sound, b&w
February 20, 2006
Men in Tights
Buster Crabbe, Charles Middleton and the other principals do fairly well in this serial. The plot is a thin excuse to go to strange places and see weird things, none of which are very strange or weird by today's standards. But you will see some elements that reappear in space operas today, such as the tilted opening crawl that recounts the previous episode.
The most amusing element is the embarassing costumes many of the supporting players wear.
December 31, 2005
Best of the bunch on Prelinger
Comparing this serial to Radar Men from the Moon, Ace Drummond and Undersea Kindom, I would rate it the best. Of course, the acting is dreadful, but if you watched serials at the Saturday Matinee as I did, it brings back fond memories. Its definitely good for a giggle.